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Rob Collard race fit for Brands Hatch

Rob Collard is ‘race-fit and ready’ for the season finale of the British Touring Car Championship, after Team BMW managed to build up a new car for him to support his team-mate’s title bid.

Collard was the innocent victim in a huge shunt in the previous meeting at Silverstone, which not only curtailed his weekend but also ended his title hopes.

It left the WSR-run team with a mammoth task to build up a new car in the following week and a half, which the team have now completed after building a new 125i M Sport around a spare shell.

Collard himself has also declared himself as fighting fit for the season finale, where he hopes to improve on the fifth place he is currently in in the drivers’ championship standings.

“What happened at Silverstone was a massive blow to my championship, but despite a huge incident I’m race-fit and ready for Brands Hatch,” said Collard. “The team has done an incredible job to build a new car for me in just over a week, so I’m hoping to say thank you by finishing my season on a high.

“Having consistently been in the top three of the Drivers’ Championship all year, my aim is to maximise my points haul at Brands and improve on fifth overall.”